Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Look on the bright side!

FOR THE HUSBAND
WHO IS ON THE SOFA
BEING A COUCH POTATO,
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME
AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.



FOR THE TEENAGER

WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.



FOR THE TAXES I PAY

BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED
.



FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY

BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.



FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG

BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.




FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK

BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE




FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING,
WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING,
AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING

BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME
.


FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING
I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT

BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.



FOR THE PARKING SPOT
I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT

BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING
AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION
.


FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL

BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.



FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY
BECAUSE IT MEANS

I CAN HEAR.




FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING

BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.




FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY

BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.




FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF
IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS

BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.



4 comments:

Andrea said...

Thanks Helen, another inspiring post, pity I couldn't view the pics but I love the words...some of the really struck a cord.
xxx
A

jax said...

nice and thought provoking and makes me feel guilty for all my moaning lately!

topkatnz said...

Yep, have to give you some of that ... not sure about the shadow thing tho ... don't see many of those over here, at this time of year!!LOL

Helen Tilbury said...

Yes there were pictures but when I pasted to my blog the pictures vanished. I should have e mailed it rather. Heidi there is not much sun this side either at this time of the year!! I always say that if I had to throw my problems into a pile along with everyone else & take someone else's I'd probably try to get mine back!;-D